10 Small Changes for Big Hearted Health Gains

If cardiovascular disease runs in your family history then prevention should be part of your every day lifestyle. Balanced blood pressure and cholesterol levels—by incorporating daily physical exercise, healthy diet, quitting smoking, and curbing excess drinking—are all vital in the effort to thwart a stroke or heart attack.

After all, it’s the minor changes, like these, that make the biggest impact on your heart health…

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1. Start Your Day Off Right

You should always eat breakfast and you should always make that breakfast as healthful and nutritious as possible—by eating fresh fruit, lean proteins (eggs, Greek yogurt, and low fat dairy), and complex whole grains (i.e., oats and whole grain cereals).

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